Tuesday 31 October 2023

Attendance Hub Support


Do you fancy a coffee or tea and a chat in a relaxed non-judgemental environment? We will be offering an attendance support hub from Wednesday 1st November 2023, for all parents to discuss strategies and gain support from our home school support workers (HSSW) and our educational welfare officer (EWO).

 These will be fortnightly from 8:50-9:30 as a drop-in for parents/carers and will be a good opportunity to meet with other parents/carers who are dealing with similar issues in a secure space. 

These are the dates:

















Kind regards

Miss Perkins and Mrs Goff

Monday 30 October 2023

Christmas in November - Friday 3rd November

We are hosting our first Christmas Fayre after school on Friday 1st December, 2023 between 3.30pm - 5.30 pm straight after school. 

On Friday 3rd November we are hosting a Christmas in November day as an opportunity to collect items that we need for the fayre.
Children can come to school in their usual uniform but add something Christmassy, Christmas headwear or hat, a Christmas jumper or even some tinsel! Instead of donating money there are three ways you can donate an item to support our fundraising for the fayre. 

Christmas Sweet Jars 
Find an empty jam jar and give it a good wash. 

Decorate your jam jar, please see the festive ideas below. 

Fill your jam jar with sweets. 

There you have it! A festive sweetie jam jar to donate and to be sold at the fayre. 

Come along to the Christmas fayre on Friday 1st December and buy a Christmas sweey jar. 

If you cannot make your own jar perhaps you could donate a bag of sweets to fill a jar and we can do the rest in school.


Raffle Prizes 
We are looking forward to another wonderful raffle and you may feel that you would be able to donate an item for one of our raffle hampers. Again, only new items please. See the list below. 

Christmas Hamper 
Shortbread biscuits, crackers for cheese, Christmas themed serviettes and place mats, mince pies, jam or chutney, festive nibbles or Christmas cakes. 

Chocolate Hamper
Cadbury's, Ferrero Rocher, M&M's or Malteasers. 

We very much appreciate your support and look forward to kicking off the festive season this year with Broadford's Christmas Fayre. 

Years 3-6 Forest School News

Throughout this year, all of the children will be participating in Forest School sessions.  The children will have one session every 3 weeks.  Please check the school calendar to see when your child's class is due to have a session.  These sessions are led by Miss Float.

Year 5 Forest School sessions will be on Tuesdays, Year 4 and Year 3 Forest School sessions will be on Wednesdays and Year 6 Forest School sessions will be on Thursdays.
When participating in these Forest School sessions (whatever the weather), the children are required to wear tracksuit/jogging trousers and welly boots/old trainers/walking boots, (with their school polo shirt and jumper).  These should be left in school to change into before each session.  In wet/cold weather, the children will also need to bring a warm coat, a hat and gloves to wear.  Forest School sessions take place whatever the weather, so it is important the children are properly dressed, so that they can participate in and enjoy each session fully.  School trousers, school skirts, dresses and shorts are not suitable for wearing for Forest School.  Shoes/trainers/trousers that the children wear to and from and in school are also not suitable, as some sessions they will get very wet and muddy.  At the end of each session the children need to be able to change out of their wet and muddy trousers and shoes and put their school uniform back on.
As the weather is now getting much wetter and colder, please ensure that you have sent into school for your child a pair of tracksuit/jogging trousers and a pair of welly boots/old trainers/walking boots, in a named carrier bag.  There are pegs outside each classroom for the children to hang these up.  Please also ensure that on the day your child has Forest School, they have a warm (waterproof if possible) coat, a hat and gloves to wear.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Thursday 19 October 2023

E-Safety: Supporting Children to Deal with Upsetting Content

Our guide contains some valuable pointers for supporting children to deal with upsetting content they’ve encountered online – whether that’s unrest in the world, ongoing worries over the environment, or something else entirely. Our tips will assist trusted adults in helping young people to process any negative emotions that they may be feeling.

Monday 16 October 2023

OPAL: Outdoor Play and Learn - Crates


Crates can be used by children in many different ways; for pulling by hand or ropes and bike, and pushing each other around, for building towers, homes or dens, for climbing on top of, for simply sitting in,for bracing other loose parts so they don’t easily move, and as stepping stones,when upturned.

There are many advantages to having a plentiful supply of crates and opportunities are only limited by each child’s imagination.

We are looking to increase our supply of crates to increase children's creativity.

We had a great donation of crates last week - thank you.

Please continue to bring any donated crates to the school office.

Friday 13 October 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 13th October

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News
Outdoor and Indoor Shoes

We are experiencing a change in weather and would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of sending pupils to school with appropriate clothing for the weather. Children will still enjoy time outside even in the colder months, even if your child travels to school in a car, please ensure that they have a coat, gloves and hat to keep them warm.
We would also encourage pupils to bring into school a pair or indoor shoes or slippers that they can change into once inside. If shoes get wet and muddy they will then have a pair of clean and warm shoes and will be more comfortable. This will also help us to keep the classrooms cleaner for children to learn in.
Many thanks for your co-operation with this.

Autumn Term Parent Consultation Evening - Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October
We are looking forward to welcoming all parents next week for parent consultation meetings. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s new class teacher and find out how they have settled so far this year. The teachers will also explain the expectations for the end of the year for your child. You should have received your appointment time on Wednesday 11th October..
Our year 6 prefects will also be on hand to show you to the classrooms and will be asking parents to complete our annual parent survey. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

After School Clubs
Due to parents' evenings, there are no after school clubs on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October. All pupils must be collected at 3.15 pm from their classrooms as normal. After school clubs will resume on Thursday 19th October.

Year 6 Parents
The Havering School Admissions Team are keen to ensure every parent of a Year 6 child makes an on time application for Secondary School. If you have not done so already, you must apply for a secondary school before the deadline of Tuesday 31 October 2023.
If you live in Havering
You can make your application by visiting www.eadmissions.org.uk. If you have not already registered for an account with eAdmissions, you must create one and follow the relevant steps to verify the account before starting your application.
Should you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please email schooladmissions@havering.gov.uk.
If you do not live in Havering
Please contact the School Admissions Team within your home Local Authority for information on how to apply.

Part 2 Broadford Information
Autumn Term Dates

17th October 

Year 3 WOW day - Stone Age
Parent Consultation Evenings 

No after school clubs

18th October 

Parent Consultation Evenings 

No after school clubs 

19th October 

Year 6 Spinebreakers Waterstones Trip 

20th October 

Reception Marvellous Me Day 

End of Autumn Term 1

INSET Dates for 2023-24

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Polling Day 

Day 5

4th September

5th September

30th October

15th April 

2nd May 

24th July 

Havering school term dates 2023-2023

Havering Catering Services
Week beginning 16th October is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.45.

Part 3 Pupil and Parent Responsibilities
At Broadford Primary pupils, parents and carers are expected to meet three key responsibilities
Pupil Job 1 - Come to school every day on time
Parent responsibility - Ensure that your child arrives for school on time, every day and ready to learn.

Weekly Attendance Target 96%
KS1: 95%     KS2: 97%     Overall: 96%
Congratulations to Mulberry and Maple who top the attendance table this week. A wonderful attendance week. It is brilliant to see that we have hit the target of 96% again. Well done all for remembering job number 1 - come to school everyday on time.

Job 2 - Do your best in every lesson
Parent responsibility - Support your child’s learning at home.

E for Excellence Winners
These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Adnan, Stefania 




























Adejuwon (AJ)















Learning Power Awards

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life. 


These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Harry, Netany, William, Elliot, Sophia, Osazemen, Elise, Dani-Ella


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 

Anna, Raffy, Victoria, Roman. Freya, Poppy-Mae


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

Harley, Hayden, Abdul Hafiz, Asad, Sahir, Flynn, Aaron, Flynn, Iustin, Albie, Aaron


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Elliott-Ellis, Noah, Ruta, Pranav, Lily-Mae, Manuella 


Certificate of Presentation
The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson. Sophie, George

Star Writers
These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing techniques.
Charlie, George, Maggie, Aisosa, Zayd, Isabelle, Adalind, Emily, Aisha, Emmy, Dunsin, Sophie, Tesha, Viviana, George, Rohith, Eridola, Tiana

I Made My Teacher Happy
These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week
Dara, Kezia, Toby, Mason. Rayyan, Kerys, Oliver, Rosie, Kevin, Nathaniel

Tracker Awards


Double Prestige

Bronze certificate



Silver Pencil 



Gold Bookmark

Loju, Sahir, Elena, James

Platinum prize 

Flynn, Eddie

Platinum certificate

Evie, Francesca, Scarlett, Elyakim, Arnish

Diamond certificate 

Rithijk, Ryan

Star prize 


Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet
Parent responsibility - Model politeness and kindness to everyone you meet.

Pupils are awarded housepoint for using kind words and actions and demonstrating good manners. These go towards their house teams weekly total but they are in competition with their teachers (Dudley - orange house). If pupils do not demonstrate these behaviours then the teachers' house teams are awarded the house points instead.


Red house  


Blue house


Yellow house 


Green house


Orange house






Weekly Winner - Dulverton Yellow House 

I hope you all have a marvellous weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L Nicholls